Georges Sylvain

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Sylvain Georges, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Paris, 1909)

Georges Sylvain (1866–1925) was a Haitian poet, lawyer and diplomat. Born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Sylvain studied in his native city before attending school in Paris and receiving a law degree. After returning to Haiti, he founded a law school and two periodicals, La Patrie and, in 1922, l'Union Patriotique. He was a member of the literary society La Ronde and was involved in other literary activities. He published Confidences et Mélancolies (1901), a compilation of twenty-nine poems.

He is the father of the anthropologist Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain, physician Yvonne Sylvain, and the sociologist and feminist Madeleine Sylvain-Bouchereau.[1]


  1. ^ Dorce, Ricarson. "Madeleine Sylvain-Bouchereau, Haïti (1903-1970)" (in French). Citoyennes. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  • Schutt-Ainé, Patricia (1994). Haiti: A Basic Reference Book. Miami, Florida: Librairie Au Service de la Culture. p. 99. ISBN 0-9638599-0-0.